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Thunder on the Mountain

Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal
Galuszka, Peter A. (Book - 2012 )
Thunder on the Mountain
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On April 5, 2010, an explosion ripped through Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, killing twenty-nine coal miners. This tragedy was the deadliest mine disaster in the United States in forty years--a disaster that never should have happened. These deaths were rooted in the cynical corporate culture of Massey and its notorious former CEO Don Blankenship, and were part of a cycle of poverty, exploitation, and environmental abuse that has dominated Appalachia since coal was first discovered there. And the cycle continues unabated as coal companies bury the most insidious dangers deep underground and hide the true costs. But the disaster goes beyond West Virginia. It casts a global shadow, calling into bitter question why coal miners in the United States are sacrificed to erect cities on the other side of the world, and how the world's voracious appetite for energy is satisfied at such horrendous cost.--From publisher description.
Authors: Galuszka, Peter A.
Title: Thunder on the mountain
death at Massey and the dirty secrets behind big coal
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2012.
Characteristics: xvii, 283 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Death at Upper Big Ranch
Renegade CEO
Up the Hollow
The roots of Massey Energy
Big Coal's ugly and bright future - -Strip-mining on steroids
Dark as a dungeon
Coal country culture wars
Pulling the trigger on Don
Asia's appetite
Alpha's rotten apple.
Summary: On April 5, 2010, an explosion ripped through Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, killing twenty-nine coal miners. This tragedy was the deadliest mine disaster in the United States in forty years--a disaster that never should have happened. These deaths were rooted in the cynical corporate culture of Massey and its notorious former CEO Don Blankenship, and were part of a cycle of poverty, exploitation, and environmental abuse that has dominated Appalachia since coal was first discovered there. And the cycle continues unabated as coal companies bury the most insidious dangers deep underground and hide the true costs. But the disaster goes beyond West Virginia. It casts a global shadow, calling into bitter question why coal miners in the United States are sacrificed to erect cities on the other side of the world, and how the world's voracious appetite for energy is satisfied at such horrendous cost.--From publisher description.
Local Note: 6 15 35 53 69 76 118 133 151 152 182 203 226 231 242 262
ISBN: 9781250000217
1250000211
9781250018083
1250018080
Statement of Responsibility: Peter A. Galuszka
Subject Headings: Coal trade Appalachian Region. Coal mines and mining Appalachian Region. Massey Energy (Firm)
Topical Term: Coal trade
Coal mines and mining
LCCN: 2012028241
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